Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Kanoo Group brings Eid joy to underprivileged children

Dubai, UAE: As a way of giving back to the community and making a difference in other peoples’ lives, The Kanoo Group has supported 57 needy children through the ‘Joy of Eid’, a project by Rawafed Centre, in partnership with the Red Crescent.

The ‘Joy of Eid’ initiative gives a chance to disadvantaged children to go shopping for their Eid finery where volunteers are encouraged to come and take part in the shopping experience. Eid is a festival of celebration and one of the many joys of Eid is wearing new clothes.

Shadia Abdullah, a social worker from Rawafed Centre together with few helpers brought the children to the Red Tag Department Store in Arabian Centre where volunteers from The Kanoo Group accompanied the children to go shopping for 2 hours on 20th June 2017.

Over 25 employees took part in the heart-warming experience in drawing precious smiles on children’s faces. Paid coupons by The Kanoo Group were distributed to the staff, and each volunteer helped two kids buy their clothes and shoes.  Feedback from employees shows that they also had a great time and themselves benefitted from the giving and sharing experience.

Ms Maha Kanoo, General Manager for Administration, HR and Marketing of The Kanoo Group, said, “Helping those in need through various charity initiatives has always been one of the programs of The Kanoo Group. The ‘Joy of Eid’ project is filled with the spirit of generosity and kindness, and we see real happiness in those children’s eyes. They feel the joy and happiness of Eid as any other family would.”

The charity event received a tremendous feedback from Rawafed Centre and in particular the kids, who truly had a fantastic Eid experience.

To comment on the article, send an email to: Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive, The Kanoo Group


Hyster Europe discusses project to electrify container handlers and 11T high capacity empty container handlers at TOC in Amsterdam on 27-29 June. Jan-Willem van den Brand from Hyster explains this project, and more, at this years’ TOC Show.

Electrified laden container handlers
Terminals are expected to be able to electrify their Big Truck fleets and produce zero emissions, while achieving full shift performance comparable to a diesel-powered truck in the near future. A 52-tonne capacity Hyster® laden container handling truck with an electric motor will shortly be entering the test phase.
Innovative, high-voltage big electric trucks will be able to support continuous operation with operator-friendly re-charge, or, at a later date, quick H2 (hydrogen fuel) refill options. The Hyster team will be available at TOC to talk about how the company plans to move the industry forward with electrification.

 New 11T empty container handler
Hyster is also launching the H11XM-ECD9 Empty Container Handler which enables double handling capabilities for any empty container, even 40ft reefers carrying the refrigeration units on the same side causing a severe offset load. With a capacity of 11 tonnes, it offers significant productivity advantages, as empty containers nowadays regularly exceed a tare weight of 5 tonnes, particularly reefers with wet floors.
Alongside the tough new H11XM-ECD9, there are four other new models in the H8-11XM-ECD9 series, which replaces the popular H18-23XM-12EC series, and will suit both current and future empty container handling requirements.
The size and number of reefers are growing around the world. This lift truck offers more flexibility so operators don’t have to handle 40ft reefers separately, saving throughput time. Hyster has been a key player in the growing “empty” market for many years and has further improved the product to help reduce the cost per container moved.

Container weighing for VGM
To enable operations to easily obtain this Verified Gross Mass (VGM) for SOLAS*, especially in areas where Legal for Trade regulations are applied, the Hyster® Static Plus weighing system is now available on new and existing Hyster® ReachStackers and Laden Container Handlers.
Operators simply pick a container and lift the load. There is no workflow disruption as the container weighing can occur during truck manoeuvring and the system is highly accurate with a weighing error of approximately 1 per cent of load weight. Furthermore, with the system custom field entries are possible, including container I.D., destination, location and more.
As well as providing VGM data, the Static Plus system provides accurate information for logistics compliance and reporting. Analysis of this information can also help operations to improve efficiency in container handling applications. 

Connected machines
Smart terminals can boost their efficiency and save money by analysing truck usage data, restricting truck access and controlling daily checks. Hyster Tracker is a telematics system that can help identify under or over-utilised equipment, by truck, fleet or location. Hour meter, cost of operation, periodic maintenance, fault codes and impacts can all be tracked and additional functionality includes operator access control. 
To drive down fuel or power costs, the idle shutdown function can also be set to power off a truck after a pre-determined amount of time. Operator Pre-shift Checklist Tracking is also possible, providing the quickest way to determine any issues with a truck so that downtime is reduced. 
Virtual reality experience
On the Hyster® stand at TOC, visitors will be able to try a virtual reality simulator which accurately re-creates the experience of using a 3 tonne Hyster® Fortens® counterbalance lift truck.  Anyone can get behind the wheel for an immersive 3D experience of even the toughest operating conditions.
The simulator has the same seat as featured on the Hyster® Fortens® model plus the same pedals, steering wheel, CANBus and hydraulic controls.  The user wears a VR headset and as the head turns it gives different views through the mast, up, down and to the side, while spectators watch the activity on a screen. 

Special engineering and support for efficient port and terminal handling
Most Hyster® Big Trucks have some sort of customised engineering, because every operation is different. Hyster creates solutions that efficiently overcome specific challenges.
With a full range of handling equipment suitable for ports and terminals, from ship to port-side store, Hyster offers support globally via its network of strong partners. Hyster® product managers and specialists will be on stand F74 at TOC Europe.
For more information, visit

*SOLAS - International Maritime Organization “Safety of Life at Sea” Convention

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Hyster® is one of the leading global brands of materials handling equipment and Hyster Europe, a trading name of Hyster-Yale UK Limited, a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (, is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer, offering over 140 models of counterbalance trucks, warehouse and container handling equipment. The company invests heavily in research and development to ensure Hyster® products are at the forefront of the materials handling industry providing maximum dependability and low costs of ownership for demanding operations everywhere.
Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY).  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 6,500 people worldwide.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kanoo Energy completes subcontracting works for Ain Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Energy, a member of The Kanoo Group, one of the suppliers of power & industrial projects in the Middle East, recently completed a subcontracting project for fall arrest systems on ‘Ain Dubai’, a project by Meraas, set to be the world’s largest observation wheel.

Ain Dubai (previously Dubai-I) on Bluewaters Island, off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline

Renamed ‘Ain Dubai’ (previously ‘Dubai-I’), the observation wheel will offer 360-degree views of Dubai, located on Bluewaters Island, off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline, with dimensions far exceeding any similar existing structure. The project’s main contractor is Hyundai Engineering & Construction.

The assembled hub and spindle is approximately 40 metres long and 20 metres high and weighs 1,805 tonnes, equivalent to four A380 aircraft. The hub will later be connected to the rim through 192 spoke cables, with the structure then resembling a gigantic bicycle wheel.

The scope of work included Supply, Installation & Certification of vertical lifeline system (Lad-Saf Systems) inside the legs. The hub of the Ain Dubai consists of 4 cylindrical legs of 120 metres height, 17 vertical ladders of 30 feet inside each leg, and 14 ladders inside the spindle which is 150 metres above the ground level.

Kanoo Energy – PIP Division, having the only fall protection team certified in the Region to install such systems and trained to work at such heights successfully completed the installation & certification of all the ladders inside the legs & the spindle. The team shall also recertify the system annually.

Once completed, the Ain Dubai will feature 48 capsules and a holding capacity of up to 1,400 visitors at any given time – with a full rotation of the Ain Dubai taking 48 minutes. Ain Dubai will be the centrepiece of Bluewaters Island, which will feature retail, residential, entertainment and hospitality offerings.

To comment on the article, send an email to: Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive, The Kanoo Group

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BRC ARABIA unveils new website

Dubai, UAE: BRC ARABIA (LLC), a premier leader in reinforcing steel in the UAE, and a member of The Kanoo Group, recently launched the company’s new website, unveiling a visually dynamic interface with a detailed overview of BRC Arabia’s products and services.

The new website was designed with the user experience in mind that is compatible with multiple browsers and devices and easily navigates to the company’s dedicated social media pages on LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog and Facebook, to keep viewers updated with relevant industry insights and knowledge.

Mr. Assaad Mawad, General Manager of BRC ARABIA said, “Our fresh site provides our customers with a more robust view of how well we serve the construction industry. With expanded content, it gives online visitors a better understanding of our company as a whole, being market leader and one of the largest suppliers of reinforcing steel and welded mesh in the UAE through stringent quality controls and measures.”

He added, “The key to BRC ARABIA'S success is our employee’s ability to build and maintain strong relationships with our customers and suppliers, whilst generating consistency of service through sound processes and systems, and driving efficiency through continued innovation policies.”

Existing and new customers, as well as potential clients, can also easily submit their inquiries and orders online by filling up the required details in the online form, which improves their work efficiency and operating performance.
See also: BRC Arabia Participates in the 2nd PCI International Symposium


BRC ARABIA (LLC), previously known as BRC ARABIA (FZC) was established in December 1996 and used to operate at Sharjah Airport Free Zone. In December 2009, BRC ARABIA (LLC) set-up its new state-of-the-art facilities in Dubai Industrial Park (formerly known as Dubai Industrial City) where it started its full operations in November 2011 and opened its Branch Office in Abu Dhabi.

As a premier leader in reinforcing steel production, BRC ARABIA (LLC) has earned reputable standing to the construction market. BRC Arabia offers a complete package of steel reinforcement for:
  • Cut & Bent Steel Rebar
  • Welded Wire Mesh
  • Cold Rolled/Drawn Steel
  • Rebar Threading with Joint Couplers
  • Rebar Trading
For more details, visit:

To comment on the article, send an email to: Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive, The Kanoo Group